I am pretty much with you in that I love the communist ideal I just don't think it is practical...At least not yet anyways. People have a long way to go, but maybe one day we can evolve as a species to that point. It's a shame there is so much hostility to what amounts to a simple idea. Just the word makes people scream evil. Luckily I have a very open minded family and they all know, were all liberal but only me and my mom as far as I know are self-proclaimed socialists.
And don't even get me started on some of the tactics the U.S. has used to undermine people and governments to get their way, so many people don't realize the horrifying actions committed in the name of "freedom".
I will also dig up a few links for you if I can find them, I found some that explain wonderfully just how deeply flawed and messed up the libertarian philosophy really is. Honestly I see it as little more then trying to justify greed as somehow being moralistic. Sad.